Bonner County History - Dec. 24, 2017

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From the archives of the

Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin


May you enjoy peace of mind. May your soul be gladdened by the Spirit of Christmas. Mayor & Mrs. Floyd L. Gray



“All is calm, all is bright.” The glorious message of that Silent Night spreads its calm peace, its bright promise throughout the world at Christmas. May it bring you comfort and joy. From the entire staff of the SANDPOINT NEWS-BULLETIN.



Our warmest wishes to you and your family for a holiday season that’s brimming with glad times and good fellowship. May your blessings be many, enriching your days and bringing you joy. NORTHERN LIGHTS, Inc.



The carolers sing out our greetings to you for a most happy holiday season! Thank you for letting us serve you through the year. From all of us at ECONOMY GROCERY & STEWART’S MARKET



The realistic manger scene done against rock background at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Walker, Syringa Heights, is not unlike what the original Holy Land stables must have been.

100 Years Ago

Northern Idaho News

Dec. 24, 1917 – THE BIRTH OF CHRIST

And behold there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shown around about them; they were sore afraid.

And the angels said unto them, “Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” St. Luke 2:8-14.



We hope with you, the year nineteen hundred and eighteen will commemorate the final victory in mankind’s struggle for liberty. In this solemn spirit, we wish you a Happy New Year. Northern Idaho-Montana Power Co., Geo. N. Rooker, Manager.



Here’s Wishing You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year. NORTHERN IDAHO NEWS.



We wish you, one and all, A MOST JOYOUS CHRISTMAS and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. J.L. & CO. Head-to-Foot Clothiers.

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